Maurizio Sarri did not give away any transfer speculation about Gary Cahill during the pre-match conference, instead iterating that the English veteran needs more days in training in order to be fit enough to be considered for selection.
Luiz has re-established himself in the heart of Chelsea's defence, with Sarri partnering him alongside Antonio Rudiger at the start of the season.
"I think we are in the beginning, we already head everything but you have to learn in your head and pass this to your body and synchronise".
"When I arrived in Naples I had the feeling that the team was nearly ready to play my football".More news: Thousands without food, water in Kerala; toll hits 370
Eden Hazard's father, Thierry, has conceded that the Chelsea playmaker may "never" find his way to Real Madrid - but hinted had Zinedine Zidane remained at the helm it may have been a different story.
Luiz was one of several first-team players at Chelsea that had fallen out with Conte during his time at Stamford Bridge before he was sacked in the summer. If you are 28 and, for 10 years, you've played the other way, it's not so easy.
"I can't say why it did not go through and not because I don't want to, but because I don't know".
Newcastle will know that they have to be at their best as Chelsea travel to Tyneside, with the visitors winning both of their Premier League games so far.
However, Newcastle will be keen to register their first victory of the season as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Cardiff last week after losing to Tottenham on the opening weekend of the new campaign. It is wonderful to play football, of course last season was not the best for me inside the pitch, but also I learned a lot outside the pitch as a person, as a man. It will probably be a tight game but I'm backing Chelsea to edge it.